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Carol Zabin, Director of Research

About Carol Zabin

Carol Zabin (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is a labor economist whose research has addressed low wage labor markets, labor standards, workforce development, and other economic development issues in the United States and Mexico. Her current research focuses on the impact of climate and clean energy policy on California's economy, workers, and labor unions. Carol led two comprehensive studies for the California Public Utilities Commission, Workforce Issues and Energy Efficiency Programs: A Plan for California's Utilities (2014) and the California Workforce Education and Training Needs Assessment for Energy Efficiency, Distributed Generation, and Demand Response (2011). Carol serves as Chair of the Donald Vial Center on Employment in the Green Economy and Director of Research for the Center for Labor Research and Education at UC Berkeley. In 2013, Carol was appointed to the executive council of the California Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) and chairs the Green Collar Jobs Council. Before joining the Labor Center, she was on the faculty at Tulane University and UCLA.

Publications by Carol Zabin